Before starting your studies: brush up on basic knowledge and close gaps
In some degree programmes, there are preparatory courses or bridge courses that facilitate the subject-related transition between school and university as learning at university is different from learning at school. This is why it is important to get used to it in good time and close any gaps in your basic knowledge.
The preparatory course in mathematics is highly recommended for all study programmes that deal with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)! Whether engineering, business information systems, biology or cognitive science – if you have decided on a degree programme with mathematical elements, you should definitely take the preliminary maths course. Basic knowledge will be repeated, and you can set your own priorities according to your course of study. During the course, you will receive support from tutors and work in small groups that are automatically assigned.
The mathematics pre-course of the department of mathematics lasts five weeks and takes place before the official start of lectures. The course is currently held completely online, which means that you do not have to be in Darmstadt to participate. The cost of participation varies depending on the programme. In some cases, the costs are fully covered or participation is subsidised. Students from other subjects and study areas can also take part in the preliminary maths course.
ome departments also offer additional preliminary courses or online preparation, such as the programming course offered by the computer science department or the digital welcome package offered by the mechanical engineering department. Just check your department's website in good time and you will find all the information there.